Wednesday’s thunderstorms forced several Welcome Week activities to move to their rain locations and that trend continues today. A few of today’s Welcome Week events have been moved indoors. Please help us pass this word on to UT students. These are great events we don’t want anyone to miss!
Welcome Week 2009 News
As a result of the scattered thunderstorms likely for this afternoon and this evening, several Welcome Week events have been moved indoors.
Students arriving on the UT Knoxville campus this week can expect a few changes in the university’s housing and dining offerings. One residence hall has closed and new eateries have been added to Presidential Court and the University Center.
Life on the UT Knoxville campus will be bustling once again as students return to campus this weekend for the 2009-2010 academic year.
A celebration of the Rock in its new site at Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The celebration will include a live remote broadcast by WUTK 90.3 “The Rock” radio station and the opportunity to leave your mark on the Rock.
In addition to being the best and brightest class ever, this year’s freshman class at UT Knoxville shows significant gains in diversity. “Quality, access and diversity are our key goals,” said Provost Susan Martin. “This year’s class confirms that our progress is on the right track.”
Author and journalist Jeannette Walls will help lead the university’s Life of the Mind program by sharing details of her journey from a nomadic, and at times homeless, upbringing to her current success as a writer and television personality.
This summer, Smokey crossed the finish line in his worldwide trek called “Where in the World is Smokey?” The challenge debuted two years ago as a way to draw attention to UT’s Ready for the World international and intercultural initiative. Smokey has visited all seven continents, 55 countries and now, after stopping in Mississippi, all 50 states.